Legendary music for Easter

“MUSIC legends Paul Simon and Robert Plant will perform at Hope Estate over the Easter weekend.  Paul Simon will play on Easter Saturday, March 30, including the Hunter Valley venue as part of a national tour. Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant will perform on Easter Sunday.  Chugg Entertainment executive chairman Michael Chugg announced the…

Flick on the Green, Wollombi

Internationally Renowned Director Phillip Noyce

“Distinguished Australian film director Phillip Noyce is set to attend a special outdoor screening of his critically acclaimed 1978 film “Newsfront” on Saturday, January 19, 2013, in the garden of Grays Inn at the heart of Wollombi Village in Hunter Valley Wine Country. The screening kicks off the summer series of Flicks on the Green,…

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations, Hunter Valley

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations

The Hunter Valley has been named as one of the 10 Best Wine Destinations for 2013 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine!! “Each year, our editors travel the world to experience the best wine and food, and in turn, discover the most exciting places to visit. Our list for 2013 represents the wide swath of cultural and…

Wollombi Rural Bushfire Brigade

Raising awareness of bushfire safety

“The combined efforts of four local volunteer bushfire brigades to protect and educate residents have been recognised at the Resilient Australia Awards. The Wollombi Valley Community Firewise Program – conducted by the NSW Rural Fire Service brigades of Wollombi, Laguna, Bucketty and Millfield (Group 8, Lower Hunter Zone) – won a highly commended award in…

TimeTravellers Motorcycle Tours, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Forward in time

“THERE is much excitement in the historic, and renowned motorcycling destination of Wollombi, as Timetravellers has finally won its two year wrangle with Cessnock City Council. Timetravellers Motorcycle Tours & Events are now able to open the gift shop from Wednesday to Sunday with a wide variety of motorcycle gear available, with the shop also…

Somewhere Unique, Luxury couples accommodation, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley celebrates an award-winning year

“The Hunter Valley is celebrating being recognised as a world-class wine and tourism destination in a bumper year of accolades. The region scooped up several awards at the NSW Tourism Awards, including the Gold Award for Brand Hunter Valley Strategy under the Marketing category. Other local operators honoured at the NSW Tourism Awards included Somewhere…

TQUAL Australian Tourism Quality Assured

Star Performers

“With the reassuring combination of the new T-QUAL Tick and the recently-updated STAR Rating Scheme, you can relax in the knowledge that an establishment delivers what it promises, meaning you can sleep a whole lot better every night of your holiday. Here’s how it works: Australia’s official STAR Rating Scheme – managed by AAA Tourism on…

Grays Inn Wollombi, Historic Hunter Valley Accommodation

Win a Weekend for Two in Wollombi!

Noyce Brothers Wines are giving away a Weekend for Two in Wollombi – simply visit their Facebook page, Like them and Enter to Win! The prize will be a fantastic package for two comprising: 2 nights accommodation in Grays Inn Semillon premier room Dinner for 2 on one night at Panino Breakfast for 2 on…

Mulla Villa Dinner, Wollombi

Enjoy dinner at Guesthouse Mulla Villa

Guesthouse Mulla Villa will be opening for dinner some nights over the next couple of months. The menu is only $45 per person for a delicious 3-course meal, BYO. A sample menu: Pumpkin soup, Marinated Kangaroo, Atlantic Salmon, Slow cooked Chicken and estate raised Beef with homegrown vegetables, creme Brulee and homemade pavalova with our…

Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Sculptures on Show

“ONE hundred outdoor sculptures will be a feature of the Wollombi Valley Country Fair this weekend. While the fair is only a two-day event, the 10th Sculpture in the Vineyards will be freely open for a month at five venues – Noyce Brothers Wines, Undercliff Winery, Stonehurst Cedar Creek, Wollombi Wines and Wollombi Village Vineyard.…

Historic Wollombi village, Hunter Valley

Village boasts notable past

“FOR a small village, Wollombi has a rather large reputation as a must-see destination for visitors to the Hunter Region. To the west is the World Heritage- listed Yengo National Park and to the east is the Watagans National Park. The township’s picturesque valley location, framed by mountains, is at the junction of Wollombi Brook…

Wollombi Country Fair, every November in the Hunter Valley

A fair bet for retail relaxation

“THE streets of Wollombi are set to ripple with activity this weekend, November 3 and 4, during the Wollombi Valley Country Fair. Negro Street will be buzzing with art, craft, wine and food stalls, music and entertainment. Visitors can browse the stalls for gemstones, hats, fossils, shoes, alpaca, olive and silk products, soaps, plants, flowers,…

Sculpture in the VIneyards, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Sculpture lines Wollombi wine trail

“Sculpture in the Vineyards 2012, an exhibition of large scale out-door sculptures along the Wollombi Valley Wine Trail, opens on November 3 and will run until November 30. Five vineyards, cellar doors and Wollombi Village itself will be transformed into a spectacular series of sculpture parks, featuring large scale and site-specific works in a huge…

Historic Wollombi village, Hunter Valley

Twilight Trading in Wollombi

Have you seen all the new shops in Wollombi? Here’s your chance. The retailers of our fair hamlet introduce Twilight Trading. On Friday 26th October, all the Wollombi shops will be open until 8pm and the girls at Cafe Wollombi are staying open to provide tasty treats as you shop. Andy Abra, local bard and…

Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards

Looking for ‘Unique Accommodation’ in Wollombi?

Somewhere Unique was announced as the GOLD WINNER in the ‘Unique Accommodation’ category at the recent 2012 Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards. The Awards are held annually to celebrate and acknowledge tourism businesses that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success throughout the year. They are a submission and inspection-based competition and provide the opportunity to publicly recognise and showcase…

Millbrook Estate Winery saves power

Millbrook Estate Winery has just been successful in winning the “Business Energy Saving Tips” competition from TRUenergy for the month of March. The competition was run by Energy Australia and Millbrook Estate received an Apple iPad2 with wifi+3G (valued approx. $1,000). Winemaker/owner John Lyons said Millbrook’s Underground cellar and gravity system biolytic waste treatment recycling…

Hoodoo Gurus to play Hunter Valley

A Day on the Green with classic Oz rock

“Classic Australian rock returns to Bimbadgen Winery in November, led by the Hoodoo Gurus. Day on the Green has announced that its first concert for the coming summer season will also feature The Angels with Dave Gleeson, Baby Animals, James Reyne and Boom Crash Opera.” Book your accommodation now for this busy concert weekend, and transport through Rover…